Glad List- #7

Hi Friends, Day 7. Seven days of gratitude for all sorts of things, and it’s been fun. Since it’s been such an enjoyable experience, I’ll start the list again in a few days. (The next few days will be filled with work, more work, a short out of town trip to Gunma, and one or two parties over the…

Glad List- #6

Today’s been such a quiet day– quiet, but easy and relaxing. When I got home, I was thinking, “I have to write my glad list, but nothing happened. What will I write?” I wondered: Should the “glad” thing of the day be that it didn’t rain; or that my morning started with Tiease advising me to wear…

The Glad List- #5

Hi Friends, As most of you know, when I moved to the U.S at eleven, I wasn’t very happy. It didn’t really help matters that I moved in the fall, and the temperatures were below eighty degrees, soon to be below seventy. It also didn’t help matters that I was a still developing (ok, not even…

The Glad List- #2

Hi Guys, Yesterday was the start of the glad list, and it seems today it’s almost too easy. It’s been given to me on a platter, — PAYDAY!–, so I figured I’d need to look elsewhere. When is hard-earned (or easily-earned) money ever something not to grin about? 1) Tokyo was ten degrees warmer today…

2) Thank You (my Thanksgiving list in no particular order)

Hi All, We all know everyday’s a day to be thankful for something, because only in the practice of gratitude can we be appreciative of our lives. It’s amazing how days grow richer/fuller/better when we take a minute to give thanks for the smallest things. You certainly don’t need me to tell you what you already know,…

Streams of Gratitude…

I’ve been everywhere looking for you babe.                                                                       The one you’re looking for is you. The seventh day. Non-stop rain for days, then drizzle, and blankets of mist. A too cool spring. Then, today, there was light. Glorious sunshine. Where have you been? It’s warming up, not hot, but moderately warm. I hear that in Tokyo one needs to be careful…

Letter from Tokyo: “Rejoice, Rejoice!”

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. – Isaiah 43:19 (The Bible) Dear Friends, Two minutes ago while I was eating a juicy, delicious grapefruit (Hi DB!), the fullness of this life hit…